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Northern Phoenix

Paul W. Werth

in 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The year 1837 featured one of Russia’s most spectacular fires, which broke out at the Winter Palace on 17 December. All that was left standing was the hulking skeleton of what had been among the ... More


1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Paul W. Werth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Historians often think of Russia before the 1860s in terms of conservative stasis, when the ‘gendarme of Europe’ secured order beyond the country’s borders and entrenched the autocratic system at ... More


Across the Russian Empire

Edward G. Gray

in The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on John Ledyard's arrival in Russia. Ledyard arrived in St. Petersburg in March 1787. Although he spent nearly three months in the Russian capital, he wrote little at all about ... More


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